Difference Between Car Wash and Detailing

The term “car wash” verse professional “car detailing” .

When performing a car wash, it is generally either using a bucket of car wash liquid and a sponge or is where a you pays $10 / $20 to be automatically washed by brushes / bristles, detergents with high pressure water sprayed automatically. The drying process can be fun with the high pressured blow dryer.

Automatic Car Wash And The Dirt!

An automatic car wash can leave scratches and swirls in your paint or damage paint as a result of the whisking motion of the bristles. The brushes used to scrub your vehicle are not cleaned. If the car that went in before you just got back from a sandy beach vacation, or just has general dirt, oil and scum, there will be some sand or dirt left in the brushes that can scratch your paint. Automatic car washes focus on efficiency over quality. Simple read the bad reviews on using the car wash machine click here .

Car Detailing, The Outcome and The Difference?

To start with Q Detailing offers a full personal touch that includes the engine bay, car under body, rims and wheel arches degreased and cleaned. Where applicable the aluminium tray acid washed and restored. The exterior is then hand washed and decontaminated with clay lubricant and clay bar followed by the paint work buffed and light scratches removed.Where applicable the bull bar cleaned with metal polish and buffed to a shiny finish. Door Jams and rubbers cleaned and degreased. The interior is vacuumed and air blown before the leather cleaned and upholstery extracted with mild cleaners and a carpet extraction machine. All trims, dashes and fixtures cleaned and rejuvenated.

Tyres are shined and a final paint polished and microfibre buffed to a mirror finish. Windows, windscreen, back screen cleaned to a streak free clean finish.

Exterior:

  • Engine bay, underbody, rims and wheel arches degreased and cleaned.
  • Aluminium Tray acid washed and restored.
  • Paint wash and decontaminated with clay lubricant and clay bar.
  • Paint buffed and light scratches removed removed where necessary.
  • Bull bar cleaned with metal polish and buffed.
  • Tyres shined.
  • Paint polished and microfibre buffed.
  • Windows cleaned to a streak free finish.

Interior:

  • Door Jams and rubbers cleaned and degreased.
  • Interior vacuumed and air blown.
  • Leather cleaned and upholstery extracted with mild cleaners.
  • Trims, dashes and fixtures cleaned and rejuvenated.

What If You Have Already Been through an Automatic Car Wash?

Many times we are able to fix those scratches before they get worse through a process called Paint Correction. We have a variety of detailing packages to suit.

Getting rid of odour of cigarette smoke or mold? Try our interior shampoo to restore your vehicle interior carpet. Sun damage? Bring your vehicle in for a hand wash and wax sealant. This will help to prevent the weather from damaging your paint. Adds a glossy shine.

Just require  a simple hand car clean? Try our Exterior Car Wash !

To book in for our services including exterior wash, inside out wash, detailing work, ultimate (full detail), external clean, interior clean, paint protection. Go to our contact page to make an appointment!